Georgian Airways

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For the airline based in the U.S. state of Georgia, see GeorgiaSkies.
Georgian Airways
Georgian Airways logo.png
IATA
A9
ICAO
TGZ
Callsign
TAMAZI
Founded 1994 (as Airzena)
Hubs Tbilisi International Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size 7
Destinations 10
Company slogan Fly with us
Headquarters Tbilisi, Georgia
Key people Iase Zautashvili, General Director
Website georgian-airways.com

Georgian Airways (Georgian: ჯორჯიან ეარვეისი), formerly Airzena, is the privately owned flag carrier of the Republic of Georgia, with its headquarters in Tbilisi.[1] Its main base is Tbilisi International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in September 1994 as Airzena, initially operating business and charter flights. Scheduled services were added in 1997. Airzena merged with Air Georgia in November 1999 to form Airzena Georgian Airlines and adopted the current name on 1 October 2004.

In July 2011 Mikhail Bagdasarov, owner of Armenia’s national carrier, Armavia, planned to purchase Georgian Airways.[3] As of July 2013, the deal has not been finalized due to the declaration of bankruptcy by Armavia.

In 2014, Georgian Airways began operating flights from Tbilisi to Tel Aviv and Moscow.

Destinations[edit]

Georgian Airways destinations (December 2014)[4]

Georgian Airways is operating services from Georgia to destinations in Armenia, Austria, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Russia.

Codeshare agreements[edit]

As of April 2013, Georgian Airways maintains codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

Fleet[edit]

Georgian Airways Boeing 737-500

As of May 2015, the Georgian Airways fleet includes the following aircraft:[5]

Georgian Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Boeing 737-500 1 12 104 116
Boeing 737-700 2 12 120 132
Bombardier CRJ100ER 1 6 44 50
Bombardier CRJ200LR 2
Bombardier Challenger 850 1 VIP operated for the Government of Georgia
Total 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contacts." Georgian Airways. Retrieved on 28 May 2012. "12 RUSTAVELI AVE. 0108 TBILISI, GEORGIA" – Georgian address: "რუსთაველის გამზირი 12 0108 თბილისი, საქართველო.", Russian address: "Грузия, Тбилиси, проспект Руставели 12, 0108"
  2. ^ Flight International 3 April 2007
  3. ^ "Armenian businessman intends to buy Georgian air company | Armenia News". NEWS.am. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  4. ^ destinations of Georgian Airways
  5. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/airline/GEO#al_profile_tab_fleet

External links[edit]

Media related to Georgian Airways at Wikimedia Commons